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Inauguration of Symposium on Pulmonary Rehabilitation by Apollo Hospitals

The Institutes of Pulmonology, Apollo Hospitals hosted a one day 'Symposium on Pulmonary Rehabilitation' on Sunday at Taj Banjara. Chief Guest & Managing Director, Apollo Life, Ms Upasana Kamineni, inaugurated the symposium and delivered the inaugural address. Also present on the occasion were Dr R Vijai Kumar, Organising Chairperson; Co-Chairpersons Dr Arora HSR & Dr Sai Haranath; faculty & delegates attending the Symposium.

In India, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) rank as the 3rd largest killers. Chronic Respiratory Disease is an important contributor amongst the non communicable diseases. Every year, roughly 5.8 million Indians die from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. A fourth of the Indians risk dying from an NCD before they reach the age of 70. WHO says the probability of an Indian, in the age group of 30-70 years, dying at present from the four main non-communicable diseases - diabetes, cancer, stroke and respiratory problems is 26 per cent.

Speaking on the occasion Ms Upasana said, The Apollo wellness center has helped thousands of patients and their families improve their quality of life. When you cannot breathe, nothing else matters. Programs like this are helpful for young doctors to spruce up their knowledge on the latest in rehabilitation science. I have personally seen the benefits of evidence based, closely monitored rehabilitation when several family members have had improvement in their symptoms after illness. Apollo Hospitals has always been at the forefront of bringing the latest in technology and the same is true for rehabilitation. We have several equipment with trained personnel to improve endurance, measure parameters like the anaerobic threshold and offer patients access to the best to improve their well being. In this context I am happy to share that we have also launched the health app Jiyo in partnership with Dr Deepak Chopra.
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